29 Feb '16, 3am

The Editor in Chief Selects His Favorite Wines of the Month

The Editor in Chief Selects His Favorite Wines of the Month

Tale of Two Vines The name Montepulciano conjures images of the picturesque Tuscan town, which draws visitors both to its historic sites and to its many enoteche to sample a famous wine, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Another storied wine produced in an entirely different region of Italy, however, bears a similar name: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, grown in the Adriatic region of Abruzzo, is actually made using the Montepulciano grape, whereas its Tuscan counterpart is produced from Prugnolo Gentile, a variety of Sangiovese. Though Vino Nobile is more widely known, the Abruzzan red at its best matches its rival’s elegance, as the Binomio 2010 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ($50, binomiowine.com ) attests. Produced from an old clone called Africa-Binomio, this single-vineyard expression treats the senses to heady hints of ripe blackberry laced with cinnamon, dark-roasted espresso, carda...

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